Recipe for Courgette Chutney sent in by: Sonia (sontab)
What to do with all those courgettes? Make a chutney with a difference, of course.
Ingredients for Courgette Chutney:
- 4 lb courgettes
- 2lb 8oz onions
- 2lb 8oz brown sugar
- Large piece of fresh ginger
- 1/2 tspn pepper
- 2 pints malt vinegar
- 2 heads of garlic
- 2lb 8oz tomatoes
- 1 tspn cayenne pepper
- 2 tspn salt
Method for Courgette Chutney:
- Chop all the vegetables, add vinegar, sugar and spices and bring slowly to the boil, stirring now and again. If the courgettes have a tough skin, you can peel them and compost the skins.
- Simmer for about two hours (don’t forget to stir as it will stick) until thick.
- Pour into heated jars and seal.
Needs at least three months to mature.
General Chutney Making Information
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Chutneys originated in India – the name derived from the Hindu word chatni . They then came back to Britain with explorers where they were a hit and are now a very popular preserve all over the world. The scope of chutneys is endless and t...
I made this chutney last year…..it was so nice I’ve made it again! Forget the two hours…..I’ve had to simmer for about 7 hours to get it to the consistency that it should be.
Do all chutneys need a tomato base? Does it work as just a pure courgette Chutney?
Not all chutneys require a tomato base. Try this one instead https://www.allotment-garden.org/recipe/1912/marrow-courgette-chutney-recipe/